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Didier Drogba scored a hat trick in Montreal Impact’s 4–3 win over the Chicago Fire to headline MLS results on Saturday.

By AP NEWS
September 06, 2015

MONTREAL (AP)—Didier Drogba scored three goals in his second Major League Soccer game to help the Montreal Impact beat the Chicago Fire 4–3 on Saturday night.

The former Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker completed the hat trick with the winning goal, heading in his own rebound in the 65th minute.

Wandrille Lefevre also scored for Montreal (9-11-4) in its first game under interim coach Mauro Biello following Frank Klopas’s firing. The Impact ended a four-game winless streak.

Jeff Larentowicz, Gilberto and Kennedy Igboananike scored for the Fire (7-14-6).

SOUNDERS 2, TORONTO FC 1

SEATTLE (AP)—Obafemi Martins scored his 11th goal of the season in the opening minutes, Clint Dempsey connected off a counter attack in the 77th minute and Seattle beat Toronto FC.

Martins and Dempsey played together in an MLS game for the first time since May 31 and showed they remain one the more dynamic duos in the league. The pair instigated both goals: Dempsey feeding Martins for the first goal and Dempsey pouncing on a loose ball at the end of Martins long run to put Seattle (13-13-2) in front late.

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Eriq Zavaleta scored in the 59th minute for Toronto (11-11-4), but its offensive attack struggled to create consistent pressure with Sebastian Giovinco out with an adductor injury and Jozy Altidore playing for the U.S. on international duty.

UNION 2, EARTHQUAKES 1

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP)—Conor Casey scored two late goals on headers and Philadelphia rallied to beat San Jose, ending the Earthquakes’ winning streak at four games.

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Casey entered as a substitute in the 60th minute and tied it in the 74th, finishing Raymon Gaddis’s diagonal cross with a leaping header. The goal snapped San Jose's 447-minute shutout streak, the longest in MLS this season.

The Union (8-14-6) took the lead in the 86th minute when Casey redirected Tranquillo Barnetta's free kick with a glancing header.

Chris Wondolowski converted from the spot to open the scoring for the Quakes (11-11-5) in the 64th minute.

REVOLUTION 3, ORLANDO CITY 0

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP)—Diego Fagundez scored late in the first half and New England pulled away to beat Orlando City.

New England (11-9-7) extended its undefeated streak to six, with five victories during that stretch.

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The Revolution had a number of chances throughout the first half, and Fagundez finally capitalized in the 43rd minute with a two-touch finish of Lee Nguyen's chip cross.

Agudelo tapped in the end of a four-pass combination to double New England's lead in the 84th minute. Chris Tierney capped the scoring with a left-footed blast in the final minute.

Orlando City (7-13-8) is winless in six matches.

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